New York
by U2

Album: All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
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  • In New York freedom looks like
    Too many choices
    In New York I found a friend
    To drown out the other voices

    Voices on a cell phone
    Voices from home
    Voices of the hard sell
    Voices down a stairwell
    In New York
    Just got a place in New York

    In New York summers get hot
    Well into the hundreds
    You can't walk around the block
    Without a change of clothing

    Hot as a hair dryer in your face
    Hot as a handbag and a can of mace
    New York
    I just got a place in New York

    New York New York

    In New York you can forget
    Forget how to sit still
    Tell yourself you will stay in
    But it's down to Alphaville

    New York
    New York, New York

    New York, New York
    New York

    The Irish been coming here for years
    Feel like they own the place
    They got the airport, city hall
    Asphalt, asphalt
    They even got the police

    Irish, Italians, Jews and Hispanics
    Religious nuts, political fanatics in the stew
    Happily not like me and you
    That's where I lost you

    New York
    New York, New York
    New York
    New York, New York

    New York
    New York

    In New York I lost it all
    To you and your vices
    Still I'm staying on to figure out
    Midlife crisis

    I hit an iceberg in my life
    You know I'm still afloat
    You lose your balance, lose your wife
    In the queue for the lifeboat

    You got to put the women and children first
    But you've got an unquenchable thirst for New York

    New York
    New York
    New York, New York

    In the stillness of the evening
    When the sun has had its day
    I heard your voice whispering
    Come away now

    New, New York
    New
    New York
    Oh
    New York Writer/s: ADAM CLAYTON, DAVE EVANS, LARRY MULLEN, PAUL HEWSON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Peter from Howard Beach, NyThe other meaning of this song is about an immigrant from Europe and came to New York and when he started living their he herd and saw many things that were diffrent in New York then the country he had left.
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